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Kerry Says Window for Mideast Peace is 2 Years

Posted at: 04/17/2013 10:24 AM
By: BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry says a two-state peace solution between the Israelis and Palestinians must be reached in the next two years or the window of opportunity may be closed.

Kerry says he sensed a seriousness of purpose in his meetings in Jerusalem and Ramallah.

He says he won't publicly lay out a plan for Mideast peace.

But he says if nothing is worked out over the next two years, the chance for a peaceful agreement establishing an independent Palestine may be over.

Kerry testified Wednesday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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